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A windmill farm outside Palmdale. Photo ny Matthew Hickey via Wikimedia Commons
Forget about a fun weekend in the Southern California sun.

We’ll have mostly cloudy and low overcast skies Saturday and even Sunday, with the very real possibility of drizzle off and on at times.

High temperatures inland and through the downtown Los Angeles area won’t get much above the low 70s, with overnight lows continuing to be in the chilly upper 50s. It’ll be even a bit cooler at local beaches.

Meanwhile, get ready for some strong winds away from the coast.

Gusty southwest to west winds from 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph will develop Saturday afternoon and continue through Sunday evening in the Antelope Valley.

The National Weather Service office in Oxnard said the foothills and the Lake Palmdale area will see peak gusts up to 55 mph between Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon.

These winds will make driving high profile vehicles difficult. The winds will also produce clouds of blowing dust and sand which can reduce visibility to near zero at times.

At Los Angeles-area beaches this weekend, a long period south-southwest swell will produce moderate to strong rip currents. Breakers of 3 to 5 feet will be likely across south and southwest facing beaches.

The forecast for central Los Angeles, from Malibu to Long Beach, calls for clouds with highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s. It will be mostly clouding in the evening, with patchy drizzle after midnight and lows in the mid 50s to around 60.

Coastal Orange County will have patchy low clouds with highs around 68 and light winds. Lows overnight will be around 57.

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